arvato AG

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arvato AG Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
72 Reviews
2.6
72 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, Good benefits, professional environment & great work experience you can place on your resume (in 5 reviews)

  • Young group of people, made a lot of friends there and had overall a positive experience (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management don't know what they are doing (in 7 reviews)

  • Low salary and huge turnover of people (due to the salary most probably) (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    if you want to be a working mule, this is for you

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - SAP in Duncan, SC

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    Good stuff to learn and improve your skills. Can have a better opportunities with other employers later.

    Cons

    Work 24/7 with no extra pay. Then they ditch you if you are unhappy (of course you are), no sick time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok company to work for if you have a decent manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Weaverville, NC
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Weaverville, NC

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    Pay can be decent
    They are looking into expanding into new areas of business to offset their reduced replication business

    Cons

    Managers are reluctant to give pay raises, and some are rude
    The media replication industry is on its way out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please learn how to treat your employees with respect. I can't work at a company where my manager disrespects their subordinates on a regular basis and irresponsibly handles projects. Hire the right people, pay them properly and treat them well and stop making cheap decisions, you're only ruining your competitive advantage by cutting corners

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Okay place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    close to my house and free food

    Cons

    controlling and lot of micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create healthy environment for employees.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting work, weak Sr management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    Outsourcing business = new challenges every day, never boring

    Cons

    Politics, politics
    No respect and recognition for employees
    "germanized"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well, especially if you're soo demanding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Mid Level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    Both Perks from Google and Berterlsmann, Fortune 500 Consulting Experience

    Cons

    There are politics in a big company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sonopress was GREAT - Arvato is HORRIBLE. They do not respect their employees nor do they operate in an ethical manner.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Weaverville, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Weaverville, NC

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    The pay checks never bounce.

    Cons

    The ARVATO management philosophy is one of people should feel honored to work here. They do not respect the people who have been in that facility for 25+ years - those individuals are seen as burdens due to their seniority and benefit levels. The german management philosphy is that they want YOUNG workers who come in under new benefit levels (none). It's a sad thing as many of the employees there would have done anything for the previous SONOPRESS management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so short-sided and understand that the continuous re-training of new employees does not give you a cost savings. Just as you expect your vacations and benefits, the employees who are doing the work on the production lines deserve the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    arvato digital services

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    Global company innovation is key.

    Cons

    Compensation could be a bit more competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    arvato digital services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    The company offers flexible work hours, allowing time off when needed for events and vacations along with school. As far as schooling goes, arvato offers reimbursement up to $2000 annually for taking classes that pertain to your job. They offer good health care, eye, and dental benefits along with matching up to 6% when putting money into your 401k. arvato also allows personalization of work area, making your desk a more friendly, and the dress policy is not very strict, only requiring that you wear long pants with no holes in them.

    Cons

    arvato goes through phases every few months where they 'decide' that it is in the best interest of the company to rearrange management and in the process, most the people underneath management. On top of the confusion of who actual is your manager, the upper management doesn't seem to know what they are doing, and often are known to take vacations around the time when businesses that they are managing are supposed to be opening. The knowledgeable employees tend to be highly underpaid and tend to be overworked, often doing job duties other than their own. Upper management tends to look at numbers rather than quality of work or duties when rearranging the company and changes peoples duties to areas where they have little to no knowledge or are trying to get away from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    arvato's management needs to stop looking at numbers when rearranging the company and start talking to people about their duties. They need to lower the amount of program/project/account managers and get more working staff; having 3 managers for every employee is a backwards way to manage a company and adds not only to confusion but also frustration. Also, defining business rules and processes in advance, along with defining requirements for new processes would help everyone out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cust Tech Support in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Cust Tech Support in San Diego, CA

    I worked at arvato AG

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing. Management really cares what you have to say and are always willing to work with you to fix the problem or find a better way of doing things. HR is always on their game, you can always expect a timely answer.

    Cons

    Well like all big companies there is the whole bureaucracy thing, there are times when info is slow to move and of course some decisions are based solely on numbers and not including what happens in real life, but this is expected with a big company and i think the good out weighs the bad here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really here to say.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dying Industry in the NC Mountains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT in Weaverville, NC
    Current Employee - IT in Weaverville, NC

    I have been working at arvato AG

    Pros

    The location. Weaverville North Carolina is a beautiful place to live. It is very close to Asheville.

    Cons

    It is a dying industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't burn your people out.

    No opinion of CEO

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